Yay, more Snail Mail Game Show! This time, the participants were given an outline of a mermaid fin.
The instructions read: “Mermaids are known for their ability to dive deep into emotions and be beautiful creatures. What does your inner mermaid look like? Think about fluidity, emotions, movement, and of course, aesthetics. Keep swimming deeper, twirl around, and let your imagination flow. (Also, where is your mermaid?)” I’m so in love with what people came up with!
Whoa! Look at all that intense detailing, and an alien mermaid? I’m extremely down.
Unicorn fans? Meet the majestic uni-maid! It’s clearly fierce as hell!
Deidre said she made her mermaid part pig because they’re her favorite animal, plus it’s the year of the pig! This mer-pig is “colorful and fabulous, but she is swimming in a sea of chaos and confusion! She worries about bills, health, and new opportunities. But she just keeps swimming/floating along.”
Artist: Ida Marie
So much goodness here! A confetti mermaid tail? I wish you could touch the texture of this, it’s so fantastic!! It’s like real scales when one peels off.
Check out this classic beauty. I love the glitter in her tail and the ribbon belt. Absolutely stunning.
Every round, you babes astound me! The official winner for Round 18 is Deidre with the pig-maid! I just loved the story she wrote for her creation. She’ll receive a prize package in the mail from me!
There are already people signed up for Round 19! You want in? Get a chance to express yourself creatively, share your art publicly, and possibly win a prize! Check out the official Snail Mail Game Show page where you can learn about the rules and sign up! And yes, you can sign up for multiple rounds at once, if you feel like paying for a few months all at once! Whatever works for you.
Sign up goes from now till June 14th at 9 pm EST. If you sign up after that, your name will be added to the list for Round 20. Challenges will be mailed out around June 20th, and submissions will need to reach me by July 31st.
Questions for the comments:
1) Which piece from Round 18 is your favorite?
2) What does your inner mermaid look like? Where do they live? How do they move?
Wow! There’s so much to love about every single one of these mermaids. The three eyed cat in the first one has me completely charmed. I am totally in awe of the drawing talent of the unicornimaid’s creator and the delicate beauty of her mermaid’s hooves. The washi and swirled painted tail of the heart headed unipig is enchanting, and I can’t get over how darn cute that felt mermaid is, surrounded by flamingos. Really love the way the word banner cuts across her middle. And finally I adore the languid locks of the red-headed mermaid. You can almost see the weightlessness of her hair as it’s being lifted by the water surrounding her. Beautiful stuff. I’m tempted to sign up this round after seeing all the ways this group came up with to make their mermaids uniquely beautiful.